RUMOR: Todd Gurley still having significant knee issues
Todd Gurley has had to answer an endless amount of questions pertaining to his knee injury and it doesn’t appear that those questions will cease after joining the Atlanta Falcons.
Ever since his final season in college at Georgia, there have been concerns surrounding Gurley’s knee after tearing his ACL. Nevertheless, he became a first-round selection by the Los Angeles Rams in 2015 and evolved into one of the best running backs in the NFL.
However, as time has worn on, Gurley’s knee ailment continues to worsen. And some around the NFL think that the knee issues are significant, according to Jeff Schultz of The Athletic:
An NFL source told The Athletic that there were concerns about his surgically repaired left knee when he came out of Georgia.
When asked how bad the knee is now, the source said “Very bad.”
During the 2018 season with the Rams, Gurley put together a spectacular season. The Georgia product amassed 1,831 yards from scrimmage and a career-high 21 touchdowns.
While he was named an All-Pro for the second time in his career, his knee continued to be the main talking point for the Rams. Near the end of the 2018 season, Gurley revealed that he had sustained a knee injury in Week 1 of the season.
The former first-round pick exclaimed that the injury was bad enough that he considered giving some of the money back that he received on his new lucrative contract prior to the 2018 campaign. Then, in 2019, Los Angeles made a concerted effort to limit Gurley’s touches.
Now, the Rams released Gurley before his new contract even went into effect. Following his release, Gurley signed with the Falcons, playing for a community that cheered him on in college. No matter how loud they cheer though, it likely won’t drown out the attention of his lingering knee injury.